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11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Brazil that every architect must visit

The 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites below contain many significant values ​​of Brazilian history, culture, and religion that any architect should learn and learn from. 1. The old town of Ouro Preto Ouro Preto (formerly Vila Rica), founded in 1691, is the first city in Brazil to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1980). The structure of the city is one of the most bizarre expressions of Brazilian colonial architecture. The religious architecture of Ouro Preto has a strong presence [...]


9 augmented reality technologies applied to architecture and construction

In the era of robust digital technology development, some augmented reality technologies (Augmented Reality Technologies)  has begun to penetrate and change the field of civil construction. A technological innovation is revolutionizing one of the oldest professions in the world. The augmented reality has just broken the landscape and transformed the civil engineering industry. Changes are seen not only in design and model, but also in construction. Augmented reality benefits the entire construction team: engineers, designers, architects, project managers and service [...]


MASS Design group builds the glass memorial for victims of gun violence at Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Gun Violence Memorial Project at this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial is an installation of houses filled with items belonging to victims of gun violence. Architecture and design collective MASS Design Group created the exhibit with conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas, Chicago advocacy group Purpose Over Plain and Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit that advocates against gun violence. Located in the Chicago Cultural Center, the installation is intended to visualise statistics from a recent study by Everytown for Gun Safety, [...]


Tutukaka House | Herbst Architects

Designed as a refuge from the busy city lives of the owners, this house provides relaxed holiday living on the Tutukaka coast.  The plan is organised around a central spine, with spaces oriented to specific views. The open-plan living area flows onto a generous northern deck open to the view, and also to an alternative sheltered space with barbecue and outdoor fireplace to the north-west. The bedrooms are more protected, with shutters that lift up to provide protection from summer [...]